As of last year natural gas has surpassed coal as the largest part of the nation’s fuel mix for the first time ever, accounting for 34%. Coal is now at 30.4%, followed by nuclear (19.7%); hydroelectric power (6.5%); non-hydro renewables (8.3%); fuel oil (0.6%); and other (0.5%).
Oil & gas is a very regional business, and the seven regions shown in the charts on this page accounted for 92% of domestic oil production growth and all domestic natural gas production growth during 2011-14.
Many states in NAED’s Western Region also enjoyed the benefit of massive amounts of population growth over the past year and in some cases were among the nation’s leaders, according to some new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Electrical Marketing subscribers will now have exclusive access to regional annual sales forecasts for more than 20 electrical product categories, including lighting equipment; distribution equipment & switchgear; circuit protection equipment; boxes and enclosures; wiring devices, utility products and VDV (voice-data-video) equipment.
It looks like a good chunk of any growth in the 2017 electrical construction market may come from the single-family construction market, which several construction economists recently pegged as a growth niche for the overall U.S. economy in 2017 and 2018.
It has been a year full of changes for Sylvania, one of the best-known lighting brands in the world. A new owner. A new headquarters with a state-of-the-art training center. And new challenges in the fast-moving LED lighting market.
The Electrical Wholesaling survey didn’t show any regions of the country with much higher growth prospects than the national average, although the West North Central, Mountain and Pacific regions were all over 4%.
John Ranshaw, former president of Contech Lighting, will serve as vice president and general manager of the newly integrated Leviton Lighting Business Unit, focusing on continuing to expand Leviton’s lighting product offering, sales footprint...More